Liverpool must bolster their attack in January transfer window

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It is clear for everyone to see that Liverpool have struggled to reinvent the form that saw them ever-so-slightly miss out on Premier League glory last season.

Since the departure of star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona in the summer, added to Daniel Sturridge's prolonged injury worries, Brendan Rodgers has struggled to find anything close to a world-class replacement.

He splashed out £16million for Mario Balotelli and £4million plus add-ons for Rickie Lambert, however the pair have only managed to score one Premier League goal between them. Rodgers needs to improve his attacking options before it is too late.


It originally seems like a stupid idea, having already paid the transfer fee for Origi, whom they agreed to loan back to Lille for the whole season. However, it may be a wise decision to pay the extra £3million required to bring the 19-year-old back to Liverpool in January, six months earlier than planned.

The youngster will offer Rodgers a fast, diverse option who can be of impact both as a striker and on the wing - meaning the Liverpool boss could fit him into multiple styles of attack.

The Belgian has scored three league goals this season and also impressed in the World Cup for his country, therefore it could prove to be the best bit of business for The Reds, despite them already owning the player from next season.


There have been masses of speculation linking Torres back to the place we last saw him at his best, Anfield. The Spanish forward's move to Chelsea has often been discussed as one of the worst transfers in football history, with the 30-year-old failing to find any sort of form since signing for a massive £50million.

A failed loan spell at AC Milan has left much debate over the future of the former goalscoring sensation, with Liverpool a possible destination.

One thing is for sure, Rodgers will have to work some magic in order to help Torres find his form of old, but could it be worth the risk for one of the best strikers to have played for Liverpool?


Perhaps the safest option would be to splash out £20million-plus to secure the signing of a proven, in-form Premier League goalscorer, like Wilfried Bony.

The Swansea man has reportedly been on Liverpool's radar for some time now, although it seems the transfer fee is often the stumbling block - with the Anfield club not keen to meet the Welsh club's valuation of their star striker.

Desperate times call for desperate measures though, and if the the Reds' boss is serious about improving his lacklustre front-line, splashing out could prove to be the most successful option.

Bony scored 16 times in the league last season and has already tallied eight goals this campaign, proving an influential part of Garry Monk's side.

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